MSU Billings Catalog

Montana State University Billings Faculty


A

Adkins, Jason
Assistant Professor, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies
BS, Utah Valley University, 2008
MA, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, 2012
PhD, Kent State University, 2018

Anglin, Rebecca
Assistant Professor, Health Care Services
BSN, Montana State University, 2007
MSN, University of Phoenix, 2015

Arendt, Emily
Assistant Professor, History
BA, University of Wyoming, 2007
MH, University of Wyoming, 2009
PhD, Ohio State University, 2014

Aryal, Saroj
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
BS, Trinity College, 2009
MS, University of Wyoming, 2011
PhD, University of Wyoming, 2013

B

Barron, James
Professor, Biological and Physical Sciences
BS, Purdue University, 1982
PhD, Indiana University, 1995

Berru-Davis, Rebecca
Assistant Professor, English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages
BA, Loyola Marymount University
MEd, University of Utah, 1988
MA, Gonzaga University, 2002
MA, University of Saint Thomas

Blair, David
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Educational Theory and Practice
BS, Montana State University Billings, 1987
MEd, Montana State University Billings, 2001

Boehm, Melissa
Assistant Professor, Communication and Theatre
BA, SUNY Binghamton, 1997
MA, Ohio University, 2006
Certificate, Ohio University, 2011
PhD, Ohio University

Boerboom, Samuel
Associate Professor, Communication and Theatre
BA, University of Nebraska, 2000
MA, University of Nebraska, 2003
PhD, University of Minnesota, 2010

Bohlmann, Natalie
Associate Professor, Educational Theory and Practice
BA, University of California San Diego, 1992
MA, San Diego State University, 2001
PhD, University of California Berkeley, 2007

Boumediene, Salem
Associate Professor, Business Administration
BA, High Institute of Management Tunisia, 1987
MA, Southern Illinois University, 1991
PhD, University of Tunis, 2012

Boumediene, Salma
Assistant Professor, Business Administration
BS, University of Tunis, 1988
MS, University of Tunis, 1993

Bryan, Joseph
Assistant Professor, History
BA, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2003
MA, North Carolina State University, 2008
PhD, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2016

Bulatowicz, Donna
Assistant Professor, Educational Theory and Practice
AA, Tulsa Community College, 1998
BS, Northeastern State University, 2000
MEd, Montana State University Billings, 2013
PhD, Montana State University

Butler, David K.
Professor, Biological and Physical Sciences
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1981
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991

Butterfield, Scott
Associate Professor, Business Administration
BA, Weber State University, 1992
MS, San Diego State University, 1993
PhD, Georgia State University, 2002

C

Campbell, Michael C.
Professor, Business Administration
BS, Colorado State University, 1971
MS, Colorado State University, 1975

Castles, Carl
Assistant Professor, Biological and Physical Sciences
BS, Abilene Christian University, 1988
PhD, Tulane University, 1993

Chen, Oliver Y. K.
Professor, Mathematics
BA, Taiwan Normal University at Taipei, 1969
MS, Tsing Hua University, 1973
PhD, University of Washington, 1983

Chih, Tien
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
BA, The University of Hawaii, 2007
MA, The University of Montana, 2009
PhD, The University of Montana, 2014

Christensen, Alan B.
University Lecturer, Educational Theory and Practice
BS, Montana State University, 1976
MEd, Montana State University Billings, 2002

Comer, Jason
University Lecturer, Biological and Physical Sciences
BS, College of the Ozarks, 2007
MS, Missouri State University, 2009
PhD, University of Georgia, 2015

Corley, Jamie
University Lecturer, Health and Human Performance
BS, University of La Verne, 2002
MS, Azusa Pacific University, 2006

Craig, Christopher
Assistant Professor, Business Administration
BSBA, University of Arkansas, 2003
MBA, University of Mississippi, 2006
MA, University of Arkansas, 2011
PhD, University of Arkansas

Craig, David
Adjunct Professor, English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages
BA, University of Notre Dame, 1971
MA, University of Nebraska, 1972
PhD, University of Notre Dame, 1975

D

Dahle-Huff, Kari Lynn
Assistant Professor, Educational Theory and Practice
BS, University of Montana Western, 2003
MS, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2009

Das, Sougata
Assistant Professor, Business Administration
BS, Jadavpur University, 2001
MBA, Indian Institute of Management, 2007
PhD, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2015

Day, Corinne
Instructor, Educational Theory and Practice
BA, The Pennsylvania State University, 2004
MS, Montana State University, 2012

Dell, Cindy Ann
Associate Professor, Educational Theory and Practice
BS, Eastern Montana College, 1989
MSSE, Eastern Montana College, 1990
EdD, Montana State University, 2000

Dell, Thomas
Associate Professor, Rehabilitation and Human Services
BS, Eastern Montana College, 1982
MS, Eastern Montana College, 1986
EdD, Montana State University, 2013

Diaz, Ana
Associate Professor, English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages
BA, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, 1998
MA, Johns Hopkins University, 2002
PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 2010

Dillman, Rhonda
Associate Professor, Biological and Physical Sciences
BS, Eastern Montana College, 1982
BA, Eastern Montana College, 1983
PhD, Montana State University, 1990

Dillon, Brian
Professor, English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages
BA, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 1976
MA, Washington State University, 1979
PhD, Washington State University, 1988

Dockery, Brenda
Adjunct Instructor, Business Administration
BS, Montana State University Billings, 2001
MS, Eastern Michigan University, 2010

E

Earnhart, Mark
Assistant Professor, Art
BFA, Ohio University, 2007
MFA, University of Maryland, 2013

Edgerton, Keith
Professor, History
BA, University of Montana, 1983
MA, University of Montana, 1985
PhD, Washington State University, 1994

Eliason, Stephen
Professor, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies
BA, Utah State University, 1990
MA, Utah State University, 1992
PhD, Oklahoma State University, 1998

F

Fenderson, Mark
Associate Professor, Music
BA, University of Southern Maine, 1980
MFA, University of South Florida, 2002

Finger, Brent
Associate Professor, Psychology
BA, Cornell College, 1995
MA, University of Chicago, 1996
MS, Northwestern University, 2002
PhD, University of Chicago

Fitzgerald, Lynne
Assistant Professor, Health and Human Performance
BS, University of Wisconsin, 1988
MEd, Northeastern State University, 1996

Friedman, Sarah
Assistant Professor, Biological and Physical Sciences
BS, Eastern Illinois University, 2008
MS, Southern Illinois University, 2011
PhD, Southern Illinois University, 2015

G

George, Lynn
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biological and Physical Sciences
BS, Montana State University, 1991
PhD, Montana State University, 2003

Gilbertson, Leanne
Associate Professor, Art
BA, Montana State University, 1995
MA, University of Iowa, 1999
MA, University of Rochester, 2005
PhD, University of Rochester

Gilbertz, Susan J.
Professor, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies
BS, University of Wyoming, 1982
MA, University of Wyoming, 1984
PhD, Texas A&M University, 2002

Gregory, Susan
Professor, Educational Theory and Practice
BEd, Birmingham University, 1978
MA, University of Connecticut, 1983
PhD, University of Connecticut, 1989

Gross, Daniel D.
Professor, Communication and Theatre
BA, Bethel College, 1968
MDiv, Denver Theological Seminary, 1972
MA, University of Colorado at Denver, 1983
PhD, University of Oregon

Gurney, Brian
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Business Administration
BS, University of Colorado, 1987
MBA, University of Colorado, 1989

H

Haaland, Tami
Professor, English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages
BA, University of Montana, 1982
MA, University of Montana, 1985
MFA, Bennington College, 2000

Harris, R. Scott
Associate Professor, Business Administration
BA, University of California-Davis, 1971
MA, University of California Los Angeles, 1975
PhD, University of California at Los Angeles, 1985

Harrison, Christopher
Assistant Professor, Educational Theory and Practice
BA, University of South Florida, 2003
MS, Florida State University, 2009
PhD, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2015

Harrison-Barcus, Johnel
Assistant Professor, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies
AA, Montana State University Billings, 1987
AA, Blackfeet Community College, 1990
BS, Montana State University, 1993
MEd, Montana State University

Hatch, Doxey R.
Professor, Psychology
BS, Brigham Young University, 1984
MA, Columbia University Teachers College, 1985
PhD, Temple University, 1989

Havens, Michael D.
Professor, Psychology
BS, University of Wyoming, 1979
MS, University of Wyoming, 1983
PhD, University of Wyoming, 1985

Heiat, Abbas
Professor, Business Administration
BS, Tehran Business College, 1971
MBA, Oklahoma City University, 1975
PhD, Portland State University, 1987

Heiat, Nafisseh
Professor, Business Administration
BA, Tehran Business College, 1971
MBA, Oklahoma City University, 1975
PhD, Portland State University, 1988

Hill, Joshua
Assistant Professor, Business Administration
BA, Whitworth University, 1999
MA, George Mason University, 2007
PhD, George Mason University, 2010

Hobbs, William
Assistant Professor, Health and Human Performance
BS, Western Kentucky University, 2001
MS, Western Kentucky University, 2002
PhD, Indiana University, 2009

Holt, Katherine
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Educational Theory and Practice
BA, George Fox College, 1981
MAT, Lewis and Clark College, 1986

Honea, Joy
Professor, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies
BA, Colorado State University, 1996
MA, Colorado State University, 1999
PhD, Colorado State University, 2004

Hoover, John C.
Associate Professor, Mathematics
BA, Coe College, 1972
MS, Northern Arizona University, 1973
PhD, University of Utah, 1978

J

Jacobson, Mark
Professor, Mathematics
BS, Montana State University, 1980
MS, University of Colorado, 1985
PhD, University of Colorado, 1996

Jeppesen, Scott
Assistant Professor, Music
BM, University of Southern California, 2006
MM, University of Southern California, 2008
DMA, University of Southern California, 2016

K

Keller, Sarah
Professor, Communication and Theatre
BA, Wesleyan University, 1988
MS, Columbia University, 1991
PhD, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2000

Kemmerer, Lisa
Professor, English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages
BA, Reed College, 1988
MTS, Harvard Divinity School, 1993
PhD, University of Glasgow, 2000

L

Larsen, Don A.
Associate Professor, Business Administration
BS, Brigham Young University, 1988
MBA, Utah State University, 1994
PhD, University of Missouri, 2001

Lewis, Thomas
Professor, Biological and Physical Sciences
BS, Northern Arizona University, 1980
PhD, Oregon State University, 1985

Lightner, Jodi
Associate Professor, Art
BA, Sterling College, 2001
MFA, Wichita State University, 2010

Lynn, Jennifer
Associate Professor, History
AA, Northwest College, 2001
BA, Montana State University Billings, 2005
MA, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2008

M

Masood, Ambrin
Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation and Human Services
BS, University of the Punjab, 1989
MS, University of South Alabama, 2001
MS, University of the Punjab, 1991
PhD, Auburn University

McMahon, Paula
Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation and Human Services
MS, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2012
EdD, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2017

McMullen, Matthew N.
Professor, Psychology
BA, Bowling Green State, 1988
PhD, Indiana University, 1995

McMullen, Michele
University Lecturer, Biological and Physical Sciences
BS, University of Connecticut, 1990
MS, Indiana University, 1995
MA, Indiana University, 1995

Mori, Patricio
Assistant Professor, Business Administration
Universidad Catolica de Chile, 1992
MBA, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, 2006
PhD, Florida International University, 2013

Muller, Rebecca
Assistant Professor, Health Care Services
LPN, Northwest Community College, 1983
AAS, Sheridan College, 1989
BS, University of Wyoming, 2008
MS, University of Wyoming

N

Nagel, Douglas
Associate Professor, Music
BA, University of Wyoming, 1982
MM, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 1984

Nash, Paul
Assistant Professor, Biological and Physical Sciences
BS, Brigham Young University, 1985
PhD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1994

Nichols, Patricia
University Lecturer, Rehabilitation and Human Services
BS, Montana State University Billings, 1988
MS, Montana State University Billings, 2003

Nurmi, Thomas
Assistant Professor, English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages
BA, Tufts University, 2004
MA, University of Texas at Austin, 2006
PhD, University of Arizona, 2012

Nynas, Suzette
Assistant Professor, Health and Human Performance
BS, South Dakota State University, 1997
MS, Northern State University, 1998
EdD, Montana State University, 2012

O

Obery, Amanda
Assistant Professor, Educational Theory and Practice
BS, Ohio State University, 2006
MA, West Virginia University, 2008
PhD, Montana State University, 2018

Otjen, A.J.
Professor, Business Administration
BA, University of Missouri, 1979
MBA, University of Colorado, 1984
PhD, University of Missouri, 2001

O’Brien, Randi
Assistant Professor, Art
BA, Fort Lewis College, 2003
BFA, Montana State University, 2008
MA/MFA, University of Montana, 2012

P

Pierce, Mara
Assistant Professor, Art
BFA, University of North Carolina Charlotte, 2006
MA, University of New Mexico, 2010
PhD, University of Arizona, 2015

Pope, Paul
Associate Professor, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies
BS, Idaho State University, 2003
MPA, Idaho State University, 2005
DA, Idaho State University, 2008

Q

Queen, Matthew
Assistant Professor, Biological and Physical Sciences
BS, University of Montana, 2009
PhD, Montana State University, 2014

Quetchenbach, Bernard
Professor, English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages
BS, State University of New York-Brockport, 1980
MA, State University of New York-Brockport, 1985
PhD, Purdue University, 1993

R

Reaves, Melanie
Assistant Professor, Educational Theory and Practice
AA, Portland Community College, 2002
BS, Eastern Oregon University, 2004
MTE, Eastern Oregon University, 2005
PhD, University of Wyoming

Regele, Thomas R.
Associate Professor, English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages
BA, University of Montana Missoula, 1990
BA, Montana State University Billings, 1999
MA, University of Oregon, 2001
PhD, University of Oregon

Rhoades, Keeara
Assistant Professor, Art
BA, Chadron State College, 2000
BFA, Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University and Purdue University Indianapolis, 2005
MFA, University of Washington, 2008

Roberts, John
Assistant Professor, Music
BA, Montana State University Billings, 1996
MFA, California Institute of the Arts, 1999

Rust, Thomas
Professor, History
BA, University of Minnesota, 1992
MA, University of Denver, 1995
MEd, Montana State University Billings, 1999
PhD, University of Leicester

S

Sah, Rakesh
Professor, Business Administration
BA, Allahabad University, 1982
MA, Lucknow University, 1985
MA, University of Alabama, 1997
PhD, University of Alabama

Schaffer, Deborah
Professor, English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages
BA, University of Rochester, 1976
MA, Ohio State University, 1978
PhD, Ohio State University, 1982

Schaffer, Rachel
Professor, English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages
BA, University of Rochester, 1976
MA, Ohio State University, 1978
PhD, Ohio State University, 1982

Schoenfeld, Debra
Professor, Business Administration
BBA, Grand Valley State University, 1981
MBA, Marquette University, 1998
JD, Marquette University, 2003
LLM, University of Denver

Schwalbe, Lynette
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Educational Theory and Practice
BS, Minot State University, 1989
MA, Boise State University, 1994

Scroggins, Jennifer
Associate Professor, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies
BA, California State University, 2006
MA, California State University, 2007
PhD, University of Tennessee, 2012

Shafer, Alex
Assistant Professor, Health and Human Performance
BS, Slippery Rock University, 2008
MS, University of Pittsburgh, 2009
PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2012

Snyder, Stuart
Professor, Biological and Physical Sciences
BS, Montana State University, 1975
MS, Montana State University, 1978
PhD, University of Idaho, 1992

Sullivan-Walker, Melissa
Assistant Professor, Educational Theory and Practice
PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2017

Summers, Bree
University Lecturer, Psychology
BA, Jamestown College, 2007
MS, Montana State University Billings, 2009

T

Talafuse, Anna
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Business Administration
BS, Capella University, 2005
MBA, Regis University, 2007
PhD, Northcentral University, 2014

Tayer, Laura
University Lecturer, Biological and Physical Sciences
BS, University of Montana, 1988
PhD, Arizona State University, 1995

Tilton, Melinda
University Lecturer, Communication and Theatre
BA, California State University at Long Beach, 1980
MA, California State University at Long View, 1982

Toenjes, Kurt
Professor, Biological and Physical Sciences
BS, University of California-Davis, 1989
PhD, University of Arizona, 1997

V

Vettel-Becker, Patricia
Professor, Art
AA, North Dakota State University, 1984
BA, University of Missouri, 1991
MA, Washington University, 1993
PhD, Washington University

W

Waller, Rachael Enger
Associate Professor, Educational Theory and Practice
BS, Minnesota State University Moorehead, 1999
MEd, University of North Dakota, 2006
PhD, University of North Dakota, 2011

Wang, Ying
Professor, Business Administration
BA, Shandong University, 1995
MS, Colorado State University, 2001
DBA, Louisiana Tech University, 2007

West, Dana
Assistant Professor, Educational Theory and Practice
BA, University of Montana Missoula, 1979
MA, Montana State University Northern, 2000
PhD, University of Wyoming, 2016

Wilathgamuwa, Don Gayan
Associate Professor, Mathematics
BS, University of Colombo, 2002
MS, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2006
PhD, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2012

Wiles, Steven
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biological and Physical Sciences
BA, University of Idaho, 1993
MA, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1995
PhD, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2000

Willardson, Jeffrey
Assistant Professor, Health and Human Performance
BS, Utah State University, 1998
MS, Utah State University, 2001
PhD, Arizona State University, 2005

Willems, Daniel
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biological and Physical Sciences
BS, Montana State University Billings, 2007
PhD, Montana State University, 2016

Y

Young, Anna
Assistant Professor, Educational Theory and Practice
BS, Loyola University, 1996
MS, Northeastern University, 2000
PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2015

Young-Pelton, Cheryl
Associate Professor, Educational Theory and Practice
BS, Illinois State University, 1980
MEd, University of South Florida, 1991
EdD, University of Central Florida, 2005